Buzz: Henrik Lundqvist Won’t Play For Frolunda Unless They Give Him An Out Clause (Update)

9:27AM: Lundqvist told the Frolunda website, “I really need to work out now that the conflict drags on. “Kenta” and I had a good talk in the week. Now I get at least two good workouts”

Lundqvist added “I would love to play in Frölunda while this conflict continues, and can feel a great frustration that we can not solve it so we can get to play in Sweden and a little pay back to our club and to the fans.”

Teams in SEL can only sign players to short-term contracts if they are injury replacements.

Kenta is the coach of Frolunda

7:24AM: In the NY Post, Larry Brooks writes that Henrik Lundqvist will not play for Frolunda unless the Swedish Elite League changes their policy on allowing players to sign contracts that will allow them to leave if the lockout is resolved.

Lundqvist did say that the longer the lockout goes on the more he wants to join Frolunda but that he hopes the lockout is resolved soon.

THIS SECTION focuses on Lundqvist and Frolunda.

Lundqvist tweeted yesterday, Trying to understand why Sv Hockey League is the only league in the world that does not want to see NHL players pay back to the clubs that nurtured them ..

Lundqvist will be training with Frolunda today according to the team.




49 comments
ijets
ijets

I told my infant niece/nephew about your podcast.


#BlankStares

Brendan
Brendan

Marty sounding quite aloof in his interview. 


HARVIN BOMB FIRST PLAY. 

1969JAN12th
1969JAN12th

So....if we take all the QBs drafted/undrafted in the last two drafts, how many are better (who have played) then Geno Smith ?


and....if you thought someone else was better....what would our record be this year with that QB ?

(assuming same talent on the field as we have in 2014)


Brendan
Brendan

Zach Mettenberger looks like an extra from Dazed & Confused right now. 

juunit
juunit

@1969JAN12th 

All of them sucked in 2013, so I doubt the record would be much better if we'd drafted Glennon or Manuel.

As for guys this year, Bortles and Carr are the only ones who have made more than 3 starts. Carr I would not have wanted and Bortles was well out of our reach with a trade up, something I didn't think he was worth. 

I maintain that Bridgewater would've been the guy. I haven't been able to watch either of the last two games he's played in, where he's struggled. Though I do know that of his 3 INTs two weeks ago, two of them were tipped balls. I do also know that the Vikings literally do have one of the worst OL's in the entire NFL and have just played the Lions and Bills, who have two of the best DL's in the entire NFL. 

Bent
Bent moderator

@Kyle Ely Was just about to say - can Jason Cole just get lost?  Let's not give him too much exposure.


By the way if this report is 100% true then that's great news.  The dollar amount is slightly under what I expected.  If he wants more guarantees, then okay, we can work on that.  Give him more guarantees, but with some protection (ie guarantees that kick in at some point down the line or that are just guaranteed for skill, not injury ... or even a combination of the two.)  Then they can further sweeten the pot by increasing the dollar amount if required.

Brendan
Brendan

@Kyle Ely


"This is almost certainly information coming from Wilkerson's agent who is trying to increase his leverage by gaining fan sympathy. It simply isn't a headline that the team itself would want out there, that they're being cheap, so the source, just using common sense, is nearly guaranteed to be coming from Wilkerson's camp. That doesn't mean he's upset or dissatisfied with the team, just that he's playing it smart by trying to increase his leverage."


Also something to keep in mind, Cole was a willing shill for Team Revis when that all went down. It's far from panic time with the Wilk extension, but hopefully they do get it done before next season. 

1969JAN12th
1969JAN12th

@juunit @1969JAN12th Yeah, I pretty much agree. While any of the other QBs could be better (including Bridgewater) going forward, nobody stands out as...Wow !... we missed that one (yet).


Such a crapshoot !


Bent
Bent moderator

@juunit @1969JAN12th Juu - most people are attributing Teddy's struggles to the amount of pressure he's been under.

roadyhorns
roadyhorns

@Brendan 

He looks like he's waiting for the microphones to turn into fleshy squirt guns and dump loads on his face.

Kyle Ely
Kyle Ely

@Bent @Kyle Ely Bent Jason Cole is like Ebola he wasn't really done much but he won't stop getting news 

bob
bob

@Bent @bob 

And in come's this guy all dress up like a union Jack, says I won five pounds if I can guess his detergent pack.

juunit
juunit

@Bent @juunit @1969JAN12th 

I was able to picture-in-picture the Lions-Vikings game during the Jets game, so I caught a little (literally little, stupid Sunday ticket won't let you use full screen and PIP at the same time.)

That was one of the worst OL performances I've ever seen.

I see PFF has it ranked as the second worst by any team all season. Frankly that's probably too kind. Pressure on literally half the dropbacks is just miserable. 


And he even managed to get the ball out to the receivers, who then failed to make catches.

bob
bob

@Corey Griffin @Bent @bob 

Awe shucks Im stilI tryin to get on the cloud....htpps://soundcloud.com/snyjets. doesn't work

Bent
Bent moderator

@bob @Corey Griffin @Bent


Can't you just click the orange button on this page and listen to it that way?  That's what I do.

bob
bob

@Bent @bob @Corey Griffin 

cant get on dat way either I guess i'll wait untill the cloud lets me in

Corey Griffin
Corey Griffin

@bob Hmm. Do you have an iPhone or smart phone? Could try subscribing via Apple's Podcast app or an app like Downcast to listen.

Bent
Bent moderator

@bob @Corey Griffin Just get Corey to give you his number and then call him.  He'll re-enact the entire podcast for you.  He even does the voices!  You should hear his Mike Westhoff...

bob
bob

@Corey Griffin @bob @Bent 

Im gonna call my computer guy there must be something wrong with my browser. I gonna work on that today. Thanks Corey, verykind and thoughtful of ya. your the best!